Can my children come out with me?
In general, yes! We consider ourselves to be a family-friendly organization and ask our membership and guests to be respectful of that. Some programs are less appropriate for children than others, however. We ask parents to use discretion when making a decision as to when to bring their children along.
Do I have to register for events in order to participate?
In most cases, we're not going to turn you away "at the door" if you haven't registered for an event. However, registering not only helps our volunteers who organize events, it allows us to communicate important information about the event to you (such as providing contact information or informing you of cancellations due to weather). In other words, by registering, you're not only assisting us with planning, you're giving yourself the best chance to stay in the know about an event.
Oh no! I missed a deadline to register for an event I would really like to attend. Can I still come to it?
Since our group is completely run by volunteers, we usually set a deadline by which we ask folks to register so that those members who are giving of their time to organize events have a good idea of a head count with a reasonable amount of time left to plan before the event. That said, we can often accommodate late-comers even after the deadline. Simply send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can let you know if fitting you into the event is possible or not.
I live outside of Virginia and would love to come one of your events. May I?
Of course! The more, the merrier! And, if you’d like to participate with a Regency group more often, may we humbly suggest that you check to see if there is a Regency Society of America affiliate in your state? We also welcome those from outside of the Commonwealth to join as members if they so choose...in fact, our current membership includes folks from nine other states besides Virginia!
Do you ever have events near ___________?
We make an effort to have events in a wide variety of locations throughout Virginia since our membership hails from all across the Old Dominion, however, our event locations naturally favor the areas where our membership is most concentrated. Our goal, of course, is to become a truly statewide organization. If you live in a region where the RSV is currently not very active, we are searching for folks willing to be a point of contact, to help organize, or to offer knowledge of possible venue spaces for events. Having someone ready to do any of these things makes an event in your locality much more feasible and the RSV will happily assist in any way possible. Want to help out? E-mail us at email@example.com.
How do I register for events?
Visit our Events page to find a list of events that are coming up. (RSV Members should be sure to log in by clicking on the "Member Login" link at the upper right-hand corner before visiting our Events page to speed up registration.) Find the event you wish to register for and click on the name or on the "View" button to the right of the desired event listing. This will bring up the details for the event. You can then click on the "Register Now" button and follow the prompts to complete your registration.
For more detailed information, you can visit the "Register for Event" section in our membership software's User Reference.
Do you have speakers who could come out and talk about the early 19th century with our group?
The RSV has a number of members who have studied various topics and are willing to speak to groups. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about having someone come out to talk with your organization about our favorite period in history!